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Clinton attorneys to fight death penalty

Jessica Cuffman • Jan 17, 2013 at 2:10 PM

The 41-year-old faces the death penalty if he’s convicted of aggravated murder in any one of the three deaths of Heather Jackson, 23, and her children, Celina, 3, and Wayne Jr., 20 months.

The possibility of such a steep consequence requires specialized defense attorneys, in this case Cleveland lawyers Robert Dixon and David Doughten.

This month alone they’ve filed more than a dozen motions in the case, including:

• Motions to dismiss the death penalty, on the basis such a sentence violates constitutional and international laws.

• Motions to preserve all records in the case.

• Motions to obtain records that could help, or hurt, in Clinton’s defense.

• A motion for Clinton to appear in court without restraints, so as not to bias any possible jurors in deciding his guilt or innocence.

• A motion to keep all agents of the state from talking to Clinton about the case.

For more on the motions and what comes next in the case, pick up a copy of Thursday's Register.

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